Interactive Venous Thromboembolism Safety Toolkit for Providers and Patients

Brenda Zierler, Ph.D., R.N., University of Washington, Seattle AHRQ Grant No. HS015898-01


This project implements safe practice interventions for patients with venous thromboembolism. An interactive safety toolkit contains multiple evidence-based tools for providers and patients to improve the safety of the process for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism, including:

  • Patient education materials.
  • Prevention guidelines.
  • Screening and assessment materials.
  • Treatment pathways.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, patients.

Health Care Setting

Hospital care units, ambulatory care settings.

Toolkit Web Site

AHRQ Product

AHRQ Tool: Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots

Press Releases

AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots
September 15, 2008


Preventing Blood Clots. Blood Clots — Prevention and Treatment

Presentation Slides

Venous Thromboembolism Safety Tool Kit
Date: September 10, 2008
Venue: AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference

Journal Articles

Venous thromboembolism safety toolkit: A systems approach to safe practice interventions. Lee JA, Zierler BK. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;122:765.

The use of prophylaxis in patients undergoing diagnostic tests for suspected venous thromboembolism. Lee JA, Zierler BK. Phlebology. 2010;25(2):85-93.

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Current as of October 2004
Internet Citation: Interactive Venous Thromboembolism Safety Toolkit for Providers and Patients . October 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.